Acne is an inflammatory response to bacteria that causes redness, swelling, and a buildup of pus. Breakouts can occur nearly anywhere, but they most often occur on the face, neck, back, shoulders, upper arms, and sometimes the buttocks.
Acne occurs when your hair follicles become blocked with oil and dead skin cells, preventing natural skin secretions from reaching the surface. These blocked follicles provide an ideal breeding ground for the harmful bacteria that cause acne.
Although acne is not life-threatening, mild cases can cause depression and emotional distress to people who suffer from it.
Today, a number of treatment options are available for people with acne, including:
The team at Larchmont Dermatology also offer minimally invasive surgical techniques to help prevent major scar formation.
Acne can change with your stress levels, hormones, and other factors. Because acne can sometimes become resistant to long-term treatments, Dr. Yalowitz adjusts your treatment as your needs evolve.
The key to reducing breakouts is to visit the Larchmont Dermatology office regularly and follow your regimen closely. It’s also important to remember that it can take a few weeks before you begin to see the effects of any new treatment.
Dr. Yalowitz carefully develops your treatment plan based on a thorough evaluation of your skin and other factors. Because acne affects the skin in different ways and can change its effects over time, you may need multiple types of treatment to obtain the maximum benefits.
Getting treatment at the first sign of acne and maintaining treatment over time is the best way to reduce breakouts and reduce the likelihood of scarring.
Call Larchmont Dermatology today to evaluate your acne and revolutionize your treatment, or book an appointment online.